Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Daily Surreal



"Look, I'm from New York. That 'we've seen it all' attitude? It's based in fact, not arrogance. If you've seen it all—in the course of a recent hour, two dogs in mink coats (I asked; I had to), a guy selling used dentures from a backpack (yes, really), if you know the ropes (at a deli during the morning rush,  do not ponder the menu, do not dig around in your bag for exact change, just order and keep moving)—then irony's passé. And something else overtakes—something older. Brisker. Sharper. Let's call it the absurd. The daily surreal."
Lia Purpura, Brief Encounters

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